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Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 18-10-20

Live Simply Tip of the Week   

The second part of the Laudato Si’ pledge calls us to Live More Simply. In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis invites us to, “return to that simplicity which allows us to stop and appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the opportunities which life affords us, to be spiritually detached from what we possess, and not to succumb to sadness for what we lack.” (222). As a way to live Laudato’ Si, we invite you to look for ways to use less, to share more, and to focus on relationships instead of things. There’s 10 items in this series – one each week
Week 3 Eat more intentionally—Go meat free. See if you can reduce your meat consumption at least one day each week, or reduce consumption of animal products. Buy local and in season fruits and vegetables, or try growing your own.

 

 

Anti Slavery Day 18th October 2020.

Anti Slavery day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of modern slavery. Slavery today includes Human trafficking, Forced labour, Slavery of children, forced early marriage, bonded labour and domestic slavery. Modern slavery is thought to be one of the most lucrative forms of organised crime.

There are thousands of people being held as slaves across the UK. Modern slaves are hard to spot.

There are lots of people and organisations already working to end modern slavery, helping the victims out of danger and helping them rebuild a new life.

We need to encourage the government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem. https://www.slavefreealliance.org/home/anti-slavery-day-2020/

Please pray about this and find out what you can do.

Loving Father, Who gathers the outcast, heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds; Bring liberty and freedom to all whose lives are entangled in slavery and trafficking in our world today. Lift up the down trodden and tread wickedness into the dust: We make our prayer through Christ our Lord, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in perfect freedom, One God, now and foreverAmen

 

 

CAFOD Campaigners call for an end to debt injustice

Ahead of crucial meetings, campaigners from across the UK were outside the Treasury calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to cancel all debt owed by developing countries. https://cafod.org.uk/News/Latest-news

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Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 11-10-20

CAFOD Family Fast Weekend

Family Fast Day
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This Harvest, we are launching a series of online events around Family Fast Day from 8-11 October so that we can come together and bring hope and help to those who are most in need.
A Harvest like no other
This is a Harvest like no other as many families face chronic food shortages, malnutrition and poverty as the result of coronavirus.
Join our online events
This Harvest, CAFOD has something for everyone. Join us with your school, parish, friends and family.
THIS SUNDAY FAST DAY ENVELOPES – will be available on the seats at all Masses’ please place them in the basket at the car park end when leaving & please fill in the Gift Aid Section for CAFOD to claim an extra 25% at no expense to you.
Prayer cards are available to download https://cafod.org.uk/content/download/53100/744160/version/2/FFDHarvest2020-%20Prayer_Card.pdf
If you’re not able to be at Mass there’s other ways to give by text (Text CAFOD to 70085 to donate £10) & through the website, for these options & for all you need to know go to https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day

 

Live Simply Tip of the Week The second part of the Laudato Si’ pledge calls us to Live More Simply. In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis invites us to, “return to that simplicity which allows us to stop and appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the opportunities which life affords us, to be spiritually detached from what we possess, and not to succumb to sadness for what we lack.” (222). As a way to live Laudato’ Si, we invite you to look for ways to use less, to share more, and to focus on relationships instead of things.There’s 10 items in this series – one each week
Week 1. Buy less stuff—Before purchasing something new, ask yourself, “Do I need this? Does this bring me joy?” Have clothes, shoes, and other items repaired rather than throwing them out.

 

Latest on the Homeless We understand that the winter night shelter run by local churches is not taking place this winter. Other provision is being provide by the Council. The clients are being given accommodation in houses of multiple occupancy. Volunteer may be recruited to check on the clients to make sure they are safe and have provisions.

The Adur & Worthing Citizens Assembly on Climate Change started in September.  Here is the you tube channel for the Climate Assembly to see the opening speakers.

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CAFOD Harvest Fast

Happy Harvest week.  As not everyone can get to church, we are offering something different this time – a Harvest Like No Other. We’re coming together as a big community online and we have something for everyone.

The details of our national online events this week are below:

Friday 9 October, 11am-12pm

Harvest 2020 Family Fast Day

Join our exclusive dialogue with CAFOD’s International Programme staff to hear about how coronavirus is affecting some of the most disadvantaged communities around the world.

Register to join us.

Friday 9 October, 6pm-7pm

Family Fast Day Eucharistic Celebration

All are welcome to join together in solidarity and prayer with Rt Rev Peter Brignall Bishop of Wrexham celebrating the Eucharist from St Mary’s Cathedral, Wrexham.

Register to join us.

Saturday 10 October, 12pm

Global Family Food event

Join our CAFOD’s Global Family Food Event, have fun, eat some delicious food, and raise funds to transform the lives of people in poverty. There will be a chance to share recipes and eat together as well as hear about our work in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic around the world.

Register to join us.

Saturday 10 October, 7pm

‘Harvest Like No Other’ Quiz

Join many other supporters at our ‘Harvest Like No Other’ Quiz, have fun, get competitive, and raise funds to support our brothers and sisters in need around the world. CAFOD’s Programme Coordinator for South Sudan, Thomas Delamere will be our Quiz Master and will tell us about CAFOD’s work in South Sudan.

Register to join us.

 

Sunday 11 October, 10am

Children’s liturgy live Harvest special

This Harvest come together in prayer, praise and song with other families and a very special guest from Sierra Leone.

Register to join us

Sunday 11 October, 7pm-8pm

Healing the World: An evening of prayer and reflection with Bishop John Arnold

Join us for an hour of prayer and reflection with Rt Rev John Arnold Bishop of Salford and Chair of CAFOD’s Board of Trustees, in the last of our ‘Harvest like no other’ events.  Bishop John will reflect on the lessons of Pope Francis’ new catechesis, Healing the World, and consider the significance of the highly anticipated new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, for our global family.

Register to join us.

We look forward to sharing our stories and experiences with you online soon.

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Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 4-10-20

 

CAFOD Family Fast Weekend

 

Family Fast Day

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This Harvest, we are launching a series of online events around Family Fast Day from 8-11 October so that we can come together and bring hope and help to those who are most in need.

A Harvest like no other

This is a Harvest like no other as many families face chronic food shortages, malnutrition and poverty as the result of coronavirus. With your support

ON SUN 11th OCT Fast Day envelopes will be available on the seats at all Masses’ please leave them in the basket at the car park end when leaving & please fill in the Gift Aid Section for CAFOD to claim an extra 25% at no expense to you, providing you’re a tax payer

Join our online events

This Harvest, CAFOD has something for everyone. Join us with your school, parish, friends and family.

As well as the events below, CAFOD will also be holding a live Mass on 9 October at 6pm https://cafod.org.uk/News/Events/Fast-Day-Eucharist

Prayer cards are available to download https://cafod.org.uk/content/download/53100/744160/version/2/FFDHarvest2020-%20Prayer_Card.pdf

If you’re not able to be at Mass there’s other ways to give by text (Text CAFOD to 70085 to donate £10) & through the website, for these options & for all you need to know go to https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day

 

CAFOD Campaign Cancel the Debt We are one global family united in this struggle against coronavirus.  The economic shock of coronavirus has hit the world’s poorest countries hard. Tell our leaders it’s time to cancel the debt & add your face to ours.  Between now and October, we want you to send us a photo of you creatively displaying the words Cancel The Debt. We’re collecting photos of supporters & families & friends from across England and Wales, and we will put your photos together in October to send a message to world leaders that it’s time to #CancelTheDebt. For more information.   https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Latest-campaigns/Time-to-cancel-the-debt   For those not on social media they can send Cancel the debt photos by email to campaign.writer@cafod.org.uk  Please email photos & post on social media by 7th Oct

 

ARE YOU A REFUGEE OR ASYLUM SEEKER? Would you like to join our LANGUAGE CAFE to help improve your English conversation skills? If so, come to the Brunswick and Thorn to find out more Thorn Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3ND  DAY : Monday 5th October TIME: 13:00- 15:00.  A couple of hot/soft drinks will be included We look forward to hearing from you.  If you cannot make it, for more information contact TEL: 07753 166341 info@worthing4refugees.org.uk  From Worthing 4 Refugees

 

Message from Fr Silvester The Justice & Peace Group sent £100 donation to Fr Silvester in Uganda to help fight the Corrona Virus& received the following reply.

I confirm that we have received the donation of £100. We are very grateful for the support. We have used the donaton to purchase 20 boxes of soap for the community. Send our sincere thanks to the Justice and Peace group of Worthing. May the good Lord continue to bless you with abundance Fr Silvester. Uganda.

Note In the whole of the country there’s 55 ICU beds, this equals 1.3 beds for every 1 million people

 

Live Simply Tip of the Week  The second part of the Laudato Si’ pledge calls us to Live More Simply. In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis invites us to, “return to that simplicity which allows us to stop and appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the opportunities which life affords us, to be spiritually detached from what we possess, and not to succumb to sadness for what we lack.” (222). As a way to live Laudato’ Si, we invite you to look for ways to use less, to share more, and to focus on relationships instead of things.There’s 10 items in this series – one will be featured each week from next week  https://www.bing.com/search?q=laudato+si%E2%80%99&form=ANNTH1&refig=6db321fa1d8f4240a6c68a4d34fe9922&sp=1&qs=BT&pq=laudato+si%E2%80%99&sc=5-11&cvid=6db321fa1d8f4240a6c68a4d34fe9922

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CAFOD Campaign Cancel the Debt

CAFOD Campaign Cancel the Debt We are one global family united in this struggle against coronavirus.  The economic shock of coronavirus has hit the world’s poorest countries hard. Tell our leaders it’s time to cancel the debt & add your face to ours.  Between now and October, we want you to send us a photo of you creatively displaying the words Cancel The Debt. We’re collecting photos of supporters & families & friends from across England and Wales, and we will put your photos together in October to send a message to world leaders that it’s time to #CancelTheDebt. For more information.   https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Latest-campaigns/Time-to-cancel-the-debt   For those not on social media they can send Cancel the debt photos by email to campaign.writer@cafod.org.uk Please email photos & post on social media by 7th Oct

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CAFOD Family Fast Weekend

Family Fast Day

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This Harvest, we are launching a series of online events around Family Fast Day from 8-11 October so that we can come together and bring hope and help to those who are most in need.

A Harvest like no other

This is a Harvest like no other as many families face chronic food shortages, malnutrition and poverty as the result of coronavirus. With your support

Join our online events

This Harvest, CAFOD has something for everyone. Join us with your school, parish, friends and family.

As well as the events below, CAFOD will also be holding a live Mass on 9 October at 6pm https://cafod.org.uk/News/Events/Fast-Day-Eucharist 

ON SUN 11th OCT Fast Day envelopes will be available on the seats at all Masses’ please leave them in the basket at the carpark end when leaving & please fill in the Gift Aid Section for CAFOD to claim an extra 25% at no expense to you.

Prayer cards are available to download https://cafod.org.uk/content/download/53100/744160/version/2/FFDHarvest2020-%20Prayer_Card.pdf

If you’re not able to be at Mass there’s other ways to give by text (Text CAFOD to 70085 to donate £10) & through the website, for these options & for all you need to know go to https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Family-Fast-Day

 

 

 

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Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 27-9-20 

 

Taken from Bishop Richards Diocesan Bulletin – Season of Creation

The annual Season of Creation celebration began earlier this month, uniting Christians in prayer and action for the protection of our common home; it runs to 4th October. While the current pandemic has limited opportunities for people to meet physically, there remain lots of ways you get involved and help safeguard our planet.
The Season of Creation website includes useful videos and resources with a wide-ranging webinar programme.   Journey2030 is a fantastic initiative providing support and resources to churches across our Diocese.   A number of our parishes are already involved in Journey2030, with others following Cafod’s Live Simply programme.

Also there’s the Novena to St Francis https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources/Novena-to-St-Francis

 

 

CAFOD Campaign Cancel the Debt We are one global family united in this struggle against coronavirus.  The economic shock of coronavirus has hit the world’s poorest countries hard. Tell our leaders it’s time to cancel the debt & add your face to ours.  Between now and October, we want you to send us a photo of you creatively displaying the words Cancel The Debt. We’re collecting photos of supporters & families & friends from across England and Wales, and we will put your photos together in October to send a message to world leaders that it’s time to #CancelTheDebt. For more information.   https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Latest-campaigns/Time-to-cancel-the-debt  Please email photos & post on social media by 7th Oct

 

ARE YOU A REFUGEE OR ASYLUM SEEKER? Would you like to join our LANGUAGE CAFE to help improve your English conversation skills? If so, come to the Brunswick and Thorn to find out more Thorn Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3ND DAYS : Monday 28th September, Monday 5th October TIME: 13:00- 15:00.  A couple of hot/soft drinks will be included We look forward to hearing from you.  If you cannot make it, for more information contact TEL: 07753 166341 info@worthing4refugees.org.uk  From Worthing 4 Refugees

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week – Buy whole fruits and vegetables instead of prepackaged varieties: Prepackaged apple slices, baby carrots or salad mixes may be convenient, but they are expensive and create a lot of unnecessary trash. Instead, opt to cut up your own apple or mix your own salad.

Citizens Assembly

The   Adur   &  Worthing   Citizens   Assembly on Climate Change  started   last   week   this   is   the   link  for information https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/climate-assembly/

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Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 20-9-20 

Taken from Bishop Richards Diocesan Bulletin – Season of Creation

The annual Season of Creation celebration began earlier this month, uniting Christians in prayer and action for the protection of our common home; it runs to 4th October. While the current pandemic has limited opportunities for people to meet physically, there remain lots of ways you get involved and help safeguard our planet.
The Season of Creation website includes useful videos and resources with a wide-ranging webinar programme.   Journey2030 is a fantastic initiative providing support and resources to churches across our Diocese.   A number of our parishes are already involved in Journey2030, with others following Cafod’s Live Simply programme.

Also there’s the Novena to St Francis https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources/Novena-to-St-Francis

CAFOD Campaign Cancel the Debt We are one global family united in this struggle against coronavirus.  The economic shock of coronavirus has hit the world’s poorest countries hard. Tell our leaders it’s time to cancel the debt & add your face to ours https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Latest-campaigns/Time-to-cancel-the-debt

ARE YOU A REFUGEE OR ASYLUM SEEKER? Would you like to join our LANGUAGE CAFE to help improve your English conversation skills? If so, come to the Brunswick and Thorn to find out more Thorn Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3ND DAYS : Monday 14th September, Monday 21st September, Monday 28th September, Monday 5th October TIME: 13:00- 15:00.  A couple of hot/soft drinks will be included We look forward to hearing from you.  If you cannot make it, for more information contact TEL: 07753 166341 info@worthing4refugees.org.uk  From Worthing 4 Refugees

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week – here’s a simple way to calculate your personal Carbon Footprint, it only take 5 minutes, produced by WWF https://footprint.wwf.org.uk/#/

Adur & Worthing Climate Assembly launches with an impressive line-up of speakers Some of the UK’s top environment experts are to speak at a special assembly called by Adur & Worthing Councils to discuss the climate emergency. https://www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/news/pr20-111.html?fbclid=IwAR0vjSHx88PRCybptHPOR0twwplxJig_lUzi4vcPF5R3VRmxb3bLtTRzzzg
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Taken from Bishop Richards Diocesan Bulletin – Season of Creation

The annual Season of Creation celebration began earlier this month, uniting Christians in prayer and action for the protection of our common home; it runs to 4th October . While the current pandemic has limited opportunities for people to meet physically, there remain lots of ways you get involved and help safeguard our planet.
The Season of Creation website includes useful videos and resources with a wide-ranging webinar programme.   Journey2030 is a fantastic initiative providing support and resources to churches across our Diocese.   A number of our parishes are already involved in Journey2030, with others following Cafod’s Live Simply programme.

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Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 13-9-20

Pope Francis invites us to join the Season of Creation 1st Sept to 4th Oct https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbK5l8OcjJg&fbclid=IwAR2oExhKzp5hu-6-06ElCMbIK2qN5MC4xIM1hu9aDSuoOM1BlbbIbpTBbrY  For the 2020 Season of Creation, the suggested theme is “Jubilee for the Earth: New Rhythms, New Hope.” Owing to Covid restrictions the J&P Group will not be having any display or resources available in church during this Sept. but for info.on how you can play your part in the season visit these sites https://seasonofcreation.org/about/#2020theme

https://catholicclimatemovement.global/

 

Pope Francis urges ‘sharing,’ not ‘plundering’ creation in video message and Patriarch Bartholomew calls to live without destroying the environment The direct link to Pope Francis’s you tube video is;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ziryacd5vIw&feature=youtu.be&link_id=2&can_id=d52ea829fce4d00241e058f61ff89fca&source=email-test-6135&email_referrer=email_907170&email_subject=coming-together-now-with-christians-around-the-world

 

Novena of St Francis for a World Under Threat.  During the Season of Creation we’re asked to use Nine brief reflections asking St Francis of Assisi to pray for us and our world, based on his beautiful Canticle of the Sun.

This novena is a song of penitence and praise, guiding us to care for the earth and for our most vulnerable sisters and brothers, especially the Amazon peoples. They are currently under grave risk from coronavirus, given their fragile situation, often in remote locations far from government services.

Use these video prayers over nine days or at nine moments of personal prayer. Each has four phases: Canticle; Amazon voice; penitential prayer; plea for intercession.

https://cafod.org.uk/Pray/Prayer-resources/Novena-to-St-Francis

 

ARE YOU A REFUGEE OR ASYLUM SEEKER? Would you like to join our LANGUAGE CAFE to help improve your English conversation skills? If so, come to the Brunswick and Thorn to find out more Thorn Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3ND DAYS : Monday 14th September, Monday 21st September, Monday 28th September, Monday 5th October TIME: 13:00- 15:00.  A couple of hot/soft drinks will be included We look forward to hearing from you.  If you cannot make it, for more information contact TEL: 07753 166341 info@worthing4refugees.org.uk  From Worthing 4 Refugees

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week  Bird Friendly There’s a great range of plants, shrubs and trees that you can grow, to encourage UK birds and provide a valuable source of food. http://www.bto.org/about-birds Provided by Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk

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